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. now they are going to manage all of our healthcare? a few weeks ago the president addressed the failure of his web site and he made one point that is absolutely true. >> the affordable care act is not just a web site. it is much more. >> right. this is so much more. failure of on-line exchange is a symptom of this disease. government mike troe mmicro man. they can't make a web site work and for years they offer something called e health. millions of people go there and comparison shop. many buy insurance. the web site lists different companies prices deductibles. they have enrolled nearly 2 million people. john good man points out it will enroll the entire country if it were given the freedom to do that. he said tz private not a single exchange in the contract would help. the central planners say government doesn't fit. michael bergis was a skeptical he stopped practicing to take a muchle much less useful job, doctor, congressman bergis you wrote an op ed saying congress was supposed to be different than europe. >> honestly the whole premise of the founding of our society wa
stories. >> i am as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of healthcare.gov. >> defending the roll out of healthcare.gov as the president prepares to taugh toue affordable care act in boston. >> president obama will make another pitch for his healthcare reform. let's take you live now to boston, and the president is speaking shortly. in fact, that's where former massachusetts governor and presidential candidate mitt romney, as you might remember, signed the law seen as a model for the affordable care act. let's take you now to the president. >> it's good to be back in boston. it's good to be back in boston because one of america's best governors introduced me, de valuval patrick. [applause] it's good to see congressman bill keating here, give bill a big round of applause. [applause] i want to praise somebody who was not here. i just left him. he wears his heart on his sleeve. he loves this city so much, and it shows in what he's been doing for years now, one of america's best mayors, tom benita. and it's good to see all of you. you know, i was just at the airport, devall
of americans are visiting healthcare.gov, which is great news. unfortunately, the site was only designed to handle six users at a time. >> secretary sebelius and her comments, she is already the laughing stock of america. >> i have a number of friendly tips to help you deal with those technical problems. for example, have you tried restarting your computer? >> why didn't she know that the president's signature legislation was, in fact, in trouble? >> the incompetence in building this web site is staggering. >> we don't need the government running our healthcare. >> he has lost considerable credibility. >> be sure to like us on facebook oh, look at that we are already up to three likes and i like that enthusiasm. >> a big new glitch knocks out the obama care web site halting online enrollment for all 50 states. this computer crash comes just a couple of days after h.h.s. secretary kathleen sebelius ensured reporters that the online experience can s. getting better. >> this is not about a web site, it's about making sure that millions of americans have access to affordable health insurance
races to fix the healthcare.gov website, critics are turning up the heat. the latest issue, how many americans who have to pay for their own health insurance now have to switch to fl comply with the law. we'll give the affordable healthcare act a checkup, who will have to change their plans and why, and how will it affect young healthy americans. the success depends on the young signing up in large numbers. >> on capitol hill today marilyn tavenar, the administrator for cms answered tough questions about the affordabl affordable . >> i want to assure you that it can and will be fixed, and we're working around the clock to deliver the shopping experience that you deserve. >> reporter: but new to the hearing, individuals receiving cancellation letters from their insurance providers. >> i would take them back to the free affordable care act days if you were in the market, half the individuals in the market did not stay on their policies, they were kicked off for pre-existing conditions. they saw their premiums go up 20% a year. now, in fact, the issuer has decided to change the plan did
healthcare plan, you will be able to keep your healthcare plan. period. first, no matter what you've heard, if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor under the reform proposals that we put forth. if you like your private health insurance plan, you can keep it. >> if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. i don't want to interfere with people's relationship between them and their doctor. >> as the law states, if you had a plan on the individual market that you wanted to keep, you could keep it, but the law could not order insurers not to cancel that plan. >> breaking the president's promise that if you like the care you have, you could keep it, hell no. the affordable care act it in its very rules are guaranteeing millions of people will be thrown out off the healthcare they want. >> karl rove joins us. nice to see you, carl. >> good to see you, greta. >> karl, the president is getting a lot of heat for that comment because people are saying he knew people would lose their healthcare plans are. i'm not so sure that he actually
for the healthcare.com debacle. the applicants financial data could be compromised. >> would you shutdown the system and give a security test. >> no sir if you read the memo. >> >> i have read it. >> the weekly testing of the devices and including interface testings daily and weekly scans are going on. taken together the problems with the launch have given the republicans an opening to regain footing. >> it's the president's ultimate spoferencibility, correct. spoferencibility -- responsibilities correct. >> he is the president and he is responsible for the program. >> he is responsible for the problems at the website. he is angry about it and he said that those problems are fixed mid november according to the officals. sebilius was asked if the problems with the website would cause a delay. pushing back the deadline where everyone must have health insurance or face a fine. sebelius says there is americansty of time for everyone to get insurance. they are not going to push back the dea deadline. >> mike viqueira at the white house. >> some states are having problems with the affordable care act. one
health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius about the botched healthcare website. cbs reporter danielle nottingham with who sebelius says is to blame for the debacle. >> reporter: the cabinet second in charge of the troubled healthcare website apologized to americans this morning. >> i am as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of healthcare.gov. >> reporter: health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius took responsibility for the problems with healthcare.gov, but blamed some of the failures on contractors. >> it is the verizon server that failed not healthcare.gov. >> reporter: but republicans are not satisfied. >> healthcare.gov was down last night at 5:00 p.m. it was also down on monday and it crashed last weekend. and even this morning when we attempted to view the site before the hearing, we were hit with an error message. >> reporter: gop lawmakers also grilled kathleen sebelius about why more than 2 million people are getting cancellation notices for their current health insurance even though president obama repeatedly said if you like your insu
is losing their right to healthcare coverage, and no insurance company will be able to deny you coverage. those days are over, and that's the truth. >> defending and selling. a two pronged attack to fix america easy healthcare exchange. no money, but why some social security recipients are not celebrating. cleanup, why they're celebrating. where the trash goes next. >> an object, believed to be a meet error right fell at a farm in new jersey. >> remembering a moment in broadcasttivity. broadcast history. >> more outrage tonight over the problems with the affordable care act and the president and his administration are promising once again to fix them. the system has been plagued by glitches since day one, and it was offline, even as the secretary of health and human services was grilled by the committee. and meanwhile, the president launched another defense from boston. mike has more on the story. >> reporter: the president's hss secretary called the website a debacle today, john. even as the president was defending the law, and drawing parallels with another high-profile launch that had
for the healthcare plan. elizabeth prann is live in washington. good morning. >> kathleen sebelius will likely face tough and honest questioning facing a house committee hearing today. while the house ahealth and humn secretary says there are problems with the web site she is working hard to fix them but the glitches continue. healthcare.gov suffered another outage last night. they want more answers. the commerce committee he among others wants to see changes in leadership. >> i hope we hear from tomorrow a resignation. i heard theirs is extraordinary level of government even by extraordinary standards. >> they have resignation demands by dozens of republican law americas in a statement in prepared testimony ahead of the hearing accept bell why yo sebe not lived up to the expectation of the american people and is not ak acceptedable. we are committed to ficcing the problems as soon as possible. owe b we will hear updates on the aggressive work being done to improve the federal layout. patti ann, ainsley, back to you. >> thank you so much. elizabeth prann live for us in washington this morning. >>>
for the healthcare.gov site. >> at first they blamed high volume. four weeks into launch the official in charge of the website offered this. >> to the millions of americans attempting to use healthcare.gov to enrol in health care coverage, i want to apologise that the health site has not worked as well as it should. >> the problem with obamacare is not just the website, it's the law. i heard from hundreds of constituents who see premiums rise and policies cancelled. many are losing their plans. >> after a failed strategy to kill the law by shutting the government split the party in two, republicans are unified in attacking problems on the website which, when functioning, will help millions obtain shirns under obamacare. >> i don't think anybody would deny the fact on either side of the political either. these facts are nothing short of a disaster. >> when pressed marilyn tavenner was unable to say how many people got insurance through the website. >> are you getting the numbers? >> am i getting the unless? not yet. >> you have no numbers of. >> we'll have them available mid-november. >> if you
for you. >> in these early weeks access to healthcare.gov has been a miserable experience for way to many americans. >> kathleen sebelius says the buck stops with her. >> and free after three years in captivity, these four french hostages are going home. ♪ >> the health and human services secretary is still answering questions on the capitol hill at this hour. the house committee grilling kathleen sebelius about the troubled affordable care website. beginning her testimony an hour ago with an apology. >> let me say directly to these americans. you deserve better. i apologize. i am accountable for you for fixing these problems, and i'm committed to earning your confidence back by fixing the site. >> randall pinkston us now live on capitol hill. randall apologizing, taking responsibility, so how does she say they are going to go about fixing the problem in >> she says the work is already underway, technicians are running tests constantly, and already more people can use it. unfortunately this morning, there was an instance where some of the, members went to the site and showed that it was
secretary kathleen sebelius said that the healthcare.gov website will be fixed by next month. president obama compared it to the early difficulties that massachusetts had with their health program. >>> national security agency officials were required to justification for mass surveillance. it's listed under sound bite that resonate and did not comment on the document. >>> a cease-fire allowed syrians to be evacuated. the area had been under seen for almost a year. the assad, rebel groups and aid workers all agreed to the evacuations. some critics say freeing the area of the area gives assad tactical advantage to clear rebels from damascus. "real money with ali velshi" is next. >> like this baby, facebook blows away sales and profit estimates. i'll tell you what the company is doing right and what risks it faces. what 80,000 items from bacon to flat screen t.v.'s. all have in common. and does jennifer hudson have the medicine son that kathlee tn sebelius needs to revival obamacare? i'm ali velshi. this is "real money." >> reporter: this is real money. you are the most important part of t
it is yours. dagen: we are staying on top of this toy. the president's health-care law on capitol hill and there's a lot of fire being thrown. connell: you have been watching kathleen sebelius on what happened with the launch of obamacare. >> in these early weeks, access to healthcare.gov has been a miserably frustrating experience for too many americans including many who avoided years, there's the entire life for the security of health insurance. i am as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of healthcare.gov. let me sail directly to these americans you deserve better. i apologize. i am accountable to you for fixing these problems and committed turn your confidence back. dagen: talking about falling on your sword, kathleen sebelius looking to shoulder the blame for problems with the rollout of the health exchanges. continue to breakdown. connell: we will go back live as things heat up in the q&a, rich edson has been monitoring the whole thing and he joins us from washington d.c. with a latest on capitol hill. rich: she is confident by november 30th they will have
stories. >> i'm as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of healthcare.gov. >> the health secretary apologize and defends the roll out of the federal healthcare website. >> we built the affordable care act on this template of proven bipartisan success. >> and the president goes to boston to tell americans the affordable care act is working. >> new questions of spying that involve google and yahoo. >> we're going to see this through. president obama vows to fix the problems with the website atet center of his healthcare reform act. he spoke at the nathaniel hall, the same place that governor mitt romney signed that law which was the model for the affordable care act. mike viqueira joins us now from the white house. mike, over to you. >> reporter: the president went on offense with all its problems andrew a parallel with a through had its glitches. president obama said the comparison still holds. >> because you guys had a proven model that we built the affordable care act on this template. >> reporter: the president spoke in the same spot that mitt romney, his former rival,
. it was only partially resolved, as health secretary kathleen sebelius is grilled about healthcare.gov. derek valcourt has more on how the site is updating marylanders. but first, danielle nottingham reports on the face-off between sebelius and frustrated people. >> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius says they are working 24/7 to get health care.gov working properly. >> you deserve better. i apologize. >> she blamed the problems with a problem with the verizon server but said she is ultimately responsible. >> i am as frustrated and angry as anyone. >> reporter: cbs obtained this memo from september 27th. it discusses incomplete security testing on the website, but still recommends an october 1st launch. >> you have exposed millions of americans because you all, according to your memo, believed it was an acceptable risk. >> reporter: secretary sebelius says it authorizes and consumer information is secure. president obama travels to washington to defend his signature healthcare law. he pointed to the slow start in massachusetts, when the state successfully reformed its healt
[ inaudible ] >>> under attack. in washington, over healthcare.gov. >> i am as frustrated and angry as anyone. >> kathleen sebelius is taking the fall for the flawed website. >> i'm kai jackson. >> i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about remember. >> congress targets health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. they'd like to know when she found out healthcare.gov had major problems and who she told. derek valcourt has more, but we begin with danielle nottingham who begins with the questioning on cap doll hill. >> reporter: health and human services secretary, kathleen sebelius says computer services workers are working 24/7, to get healthcare.gov working properly. >> you deserve better. i apologize. >> reporter: sebelius blamed the slowness on the site on problems with the server, but said she was ultimately responsible. >> i am as frustrated and angry as anyone. >> reporter: republicans grilled president obama's top health officials, also demanding to know why millions have been kicked off their current health plan, after the president gave assurances that
direction to help the american people to have affordable healthcare. right now we are in a state of confusion and no one really knows what's going on. that's the problem. >> i was surprised. first of all i thought it was dreadful that she told the president that all systems were go. and that -- and they -- and that it was a disaster. i mean, that to me was terrible. it's stunning that she gave the green light. >> well, when you have three years to execute something like, this something that is very massive. one of the largest new entitlement programs that the country has seen, you know, you have got to do reverse cycle planning. if you are going to kick this thing off on the first of october, you have got to back it up year and a half. start doing incremental steps to make sure everything is on track. do some rehearsal test runs and test drives from. what i understand they didn't start a lot of this process until about 30 or 60 days out. >> i was in the room, and i will tell you when was saying that the system was improving and then flashed up on a big screen for everyone to see
. >> the person in charge of implementing president obama's healthcare reform law was on the hot seat today on capitol hill. health and human services secretary kathleen is he begout facing hours of questions from lawmakers over the troubled insurance website and others issues as well. several republican lawmakers on the committee using the hearing to make the comparison to a famous state where sebelius was governor. >> well, madam secretary, while you're from can kansas, we're nn kansas any mother. some might say that we're in t "the wizard of oz" given the parallel universe. while some think things are great. you, apparently, and you apologized and said it was a debacle, you also seem this think that the affordable care act is great while myself and others have a different view. >> and again kathleen sebelius, the health and human services secretary did apologize for the problems but that was not enough for some members of congress. here to talk about some of the glitches that are framing these hearings is andrew, ceo of c.t.o. software, a company that launches government website from irv
conferees held their first formal meeting. secretary sebelius testified before congress on healthcare.gov. nsa officials testified as well on their spying programs. the farm bill conferees have begin negotiations. what is your top story this week? we will go through the papers on "washington journal." we want to know what you think the most important story is. , numbers on your phone. us on social media or leave a comment on our twitter feed. make a comment on our facebook page. address --r e-mail our lead story in the washington post is restrained nsa. mounting revelations about the extent of federal surveillance. push forving her a new significant legislative action from an industry that long tried to stay above the fray in washington. after months of calling for the government to be more transparent about its surveillance programs, tech leaders have begun demanding substantial new restraints on the national security agenc y's collection of information across the globe. the pivot marks and aggressive new posture -- marks and aggressive new posture. attentionvoting more to blunting p
but at a veryslw reliabilitiy. lou: at that moment, the hoff move system was down -- healthcare.gov system of down, and stayed down, sebelius offered a apology, and told the committee to hole her accountable for the ale lure, and insisting that the t presidd not lie when he told americans they could keep their health care insurance if they liked it. but when pressed if the president of the responsible for the law failures, she said, whatever, yes. he is the president. fox news chief congressional correspondent mike emmanuelle on capitol hill with our report. >> reporter: kathleen sebelius defending the roll out of president's health care law but said, she is accountable. >> i am as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of healthcare.gov. so let me say to these americans, you deserve better. i apologize. >> reporter: chairman upton accused sebelius and others of false advertising prior to healthcare.gov launch. >> over months leading to october 1 launch, secretary and her colleagues at hhs looked us in the eye, and testified that everything was on track. >> reporter: after a lot of
or not they could keep their healthcare and this is suddenly discovered and blown up and said don't worry about it, these are bad apple insurerrers. you can do away with those policies. we can get you new ones. the more serious thing here is, really, this is a manifest act of incompetence on the part of the administration. but more seriously it goes to his credibility, which goes to character, which goes to integrity. last week, the president of the united states left office because he had failed to tell the truth about a major matter we are told three years mislead presidential the people people. people were told you can keep your doctors and insurance. they were not telling the truth. they were systematically deceiving the american people. i don't know how you lead a country after you have done that. >> so what -- as he sits here tonight in his second term having been reelected what difference does it make to him? >> you know, in the last -- that's when you get when i point out the arrogance. he is sitting up there in boston and you know what he is saying to himself? so what if he is asked about
care website to none at all. the federal government is shutting down healthcare.gov, center pose for accessing obama care. it will happen thu tomorrow. another wrinkle none theless in a pr disaster. >> the failure of the obama health care launch is a disaster. >> making a first impression that the white house did not want. this matters, obama care affects one- sixths of the u.s. economy. not to mention your own economy. why healthcare.gov is going off line again. >> one of the nation's busiest airports is in the seen. >> it is like a dream. it was not real. it was so intense and not normal to hear that. >> the attack like this tests our resolve and who we are and respond. the line of fire and recovery. >> in moments, the now evidence that the killer may have had a specific target in mind. and a city's response in the face of tragedy becomes a point of national pride for all of us and celebrating boston strong. i am harris faulkner. down again. healthcare.gov that is linking americans to health care exchanges will go off line in a few hours from now. the site will be down for an e
with no morning pre-k due to heavy fog east of the bay bridge. >>> congress grills healthcare.gov's point person. a cabinet secretary is taking the blame for the website's failures even as americans continue to struggle to use it to sign up online. it's danielle nottingham with the latest for wjz. >> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius said computer specialists are working 24/7 to get healthcare.gov working properly. >> you deserve better. i apologize. >> sebelius blame d the slowness of the site on robs with a ver vie verizon server. >> i'm angry. >> cbs news obtained this internal government memo from september 27th. it discusses incomplete security testing on the website. >> we have exposed millions of americans because you-all, according to your memo believed it was an acceptable risk. >> secretary sebelius said the memo authorizes further testing and consumer information is secure. >> it's not just on capitol hill, frustration is high for maryland counting on coverage. here is derek valcourt with more. >> waitress cathy kelly one of millions accounting on the affordable
. and there are benefits that are not tied to healthcare.gov. so madame secretary, let's clarify what's working. is it correct to say that many of the improvements to employer coverage and medicare where the vast majority of americans receive coverage are not dependent on healthcare.gov? >> that's correct. >> and so the delays and problems with healthcare.gov do not affect the millions of individuals thanks to the aca who the no longer have to worry about lifetime monetary caps on their coverage that previously sent them to bankruptcy. >> that's absolutely true. the quote that the president was quoted recently saying if you have health care, you can -- you don't have to sign up for the new marketplace was referring to the large portion, the 95% of insured americans whose plans are solid stay in place and move forward. >> i understand the frustration with the website. what i don't understand is why people are not similarly outraged by the lack of medicaid coverage in many states. do you find that hypocritical? >> well, i think it's very troubling that millions of low income working americans wil
for the healthcare law on its first day. that's right. six people. recent "saturday night live" skit mocking health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was spot on. >> millions of americans are visiting healthcare.gov, which is great news. unfortunately the site was only designed to handle six users at a time. [ laughter ] >> in total, 248 people enrolled in obama care nationwide by the end of day two according to an internal obama administration memo obtained by that oversight committee. adding to the list of white house whos is the fact that the vast majority of those signing up on state exchanges are signing up for medicaid while a much smaller number are signing up for private insurance, the administration says it will release official enrollment numbers in mid november, but, if the numbers are as bad as these reports suggest, what will the president do? joining me now to react from washington, d.c., democrat strategist julian epstein. julian, six? you couldn't make this up. if i had said six, they would call me crazy, racist, who know what is they would call me. six. >> i'm the firs
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into the healthcare.gov website, click an tell us what happened. we'll be monitoring your responses throughout the show and read several of them tonight on live tv. send your experiences, the good, the bad or the ugly to facebook.com/the fivefnc or tweet us, #thefive. >>> secretary sebelius -- it was down all day. when i left it was still down. >> she didn't explain what the problems were. you think she would know and say we've trouble shot these couple problems. we'll have them fixed by this time. no, it was down her entire testimony. then she was asked multiple times if she would go into the exchanges and, eric, her response was that would be illegal. by the way, it's not illegal, madam secretary, for you to go into the exchange. then she was asked if the president is to blame if the buck stops with her boss. her response was whatever. she couldn't answer any of the questions. i thought it was a terrible testimony. but again, obama using a woman in his cabinet as a human shield. >> by the way, we'll get a lot of that sound on tape in a couple of minutes. but bob, go ahead, your thoughts on s
. >> and at the very moment that sebelius made that statement, the healthcare.gov system was down. and it stayed down for the duration of the hearing. sebelius did offer an apology, and she told the committee to hold her accountable for the obama care failure. while insisting that the president did not lie when he repeatedly told americans they could keep their health care insurance if they liked it. but when pressed on whether the president was ultimately responsible for the law's failures, she got visibly agitated, tersely saying, quote, whatever. yes. he is the president. fox news chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel on capitol hill tonight with our report. >> reporter: lou, kathleen sebelius defended the rollout of the president's health care law but said ultimately she is accountable. >> i am as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of healthcare.gov. so let me say directly to these americans, you deserve better. i apologize. >> reporter: chairman fred upton accused sebelius and others of false advertising prior to the healthcare.gov launch. >> over the months leading u
>> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius will be an capitol hill testifying about healthcare.gov tomorrow. some republican lawmakers are calling on her to resign. a top medicare official testified and apologised. the director of the nsa said eavesdropping on thousands in france and spain is not true. keith alexander told a house intelligence committee that his teams operate under strict oversites and he would rather take a media beating than allow terrorists into the country >> israel released palestine prisoners, the second of four groups. it's part of a deal to get the middle east peace talks on track. many of the prisoners who spent the last 20 years behind bar. 104 convicts will be released over the coming months. >> the dow jones closed at a high - up 111 points. investors expect the fed once again to delay plans to scale back the bond buying program. >> those are the headlines. "america tonight" is next. i'll see you back here tomorrow night. determining using some sort of subjective interpretation of their policy as to whether or not your particular report was actuall
the problem-plagued healthcare.gov website for a grueling 3 1/2 hours. she said the system is getting better, but the gop wasn't buying it. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. it was a 3 1/2-hour spectacle with several references to "the wizard of oz" with kathleen sebelius being from kansas. so many wanted to get their questions in that they each got two minutes each in a rapidfire fashion in order to get all the questions out. meanwhile throughout kathleen sebelius's testimony, the healthcare.gov website was down. kathleen sebelius is promising to fix the government's troubled health care website. >> let me say directly to the americans you deserve better. i apologize. >> one month after the launch americans still can't navigate healthcare.gov. >> it's been down during the whole time you i've been testifying. >> during the hearing, michigan's representative mike rogers questioned sebelius about the website. a medicare official wrote from a security perspective, the aspects of the system that were not tested due to the ongoing d
their health insurance? >> i am part of the 95 percent with affordable, available healthcare if i have affordable work coverage in my workplace i am not eligible to go into the workplace. >> i would encourage you to be just like the american people and enter the exchange and agree to find a way to do that. i don't care. >> it is illegal. >> stewart: did you hear her? it is illegal. doesn't stop him. well, breaking the law! i encourage you to join billions of, millions of americans who break the law every day. i was, impressive grandstanding, with delivered with panache, but let this missouri congressman tell you how not to take no hypothetical force a moment. >> if it is possible for you to go into the exchange, like all of these millions of americans that are going to the exchanges, will you commit to forego your government insurance plan you are on now and join us in the pool? >> sir, the way the law is written -- >> it is a yes or no. let's say you are wrong on that. yes or no, if you are wrong -- >> i don't want to -- >> stewart: madam secretary, ar, ar, a r, the let's say hypothe
. >> millions of americans are visiting healthcare.gov, which is great news. unfortunate unfortunately, the site was only designed to handle six users at the time. >> they revealed the website wait times are getting dramatically better, though it's interesting on monday, the president will be addressing his political organization ofa on health care, a sign he still needs to rev up his political base. >> ed, thank you. >> ultimately, all of the obama care problems are not about politics but about people. tonight, senior national correspondent john roberts introduces us to some who are facing life-changing decisions because of the new law. >> betsy could be the poster child for the unintended consequences of obama care. >> i was very happy with my plan. but then i got the letter saying it was no longer available and i would need to choose a new one. >> her plan was dropped because it didn't include maternity care. she's 52, her son is 24, and she doesn't plan to have more kids. to replace the coverage she has, her premiums would go up from $454 a month to $871. her options on the obama care websit
about watching these hearings. they're all out of healthcare.gov, you worked on trying to do big projects. what was your takeaway from the hearing today? >> my takeaway is that we have a congress that is dangerously illiterate when it comes to technology issues. i mean, looking at this thing as a programmer and technologist, it was rather like watching people who can't read or write trying to be a book critic. i had no fundamental on what was even good or bad, it was baffling. >> what did you see that emerged -- seems to me, republicans have moved past criticisms of that. yet, that seems to be the implementation order that this law needs to get over. >> it is interesting for sort of fiscal conservatives to move on, and worry about this issue, whether or not people can keep their health insurance. you know, the system that we use called the federal procurement process, in order to buy and build healthcare.gov is broken. and that is responsible for $500 billion a year of spend by the federal government. >> wait, i'm sorry -- $500 billion a year? >> yes, a half a trillion dollars a
. the trouble with the healthcare website and the promise to fix it. going too far. members of congress send a message to the nsa. what about the spying on allies? plus... wall street record. stocks to all all time high. invasion of the locust. >> we begin with pay policy jeez and anger over the affordable care act. the first time since the problematic rollout four weeks ago, the obama administration is apologizing but that did little to ease the outrage on capitol hill. mike viqueira is standing by >> reporter: it's gone from a proud moment to an embarrassing episode for president obama and his administration. now, a top official concedes it's about more than just glitches. >> at first, they blamed unexpected volume, calling it a sign of public enthusiasm. now, four weeks into launch, the official in charge of the website offered this: >> to the millions of americans who have attempted to use healthcare.gov to shop and enroll in healthcare coverage, i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> that isn't good enough for republicans who say the faults
who does good work and compare costs. it can also work that way with healthcare. with united healthcare, i get information on quality ratings of doctors, treatment options and estimates for how much i'll pay. that helps me and my guys make informed decisions. i don't like guesses with my business and definitely not with our health. that's health in numbers. united healthcare. >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at carnegie.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: the secretary of health and human services was called before congress today to defend problems with the new health care overhaul. kathleen sebelius said the program's website has been a debacle, but she also faced a host of other questions. "newshour" congressional correspo
, millions of americans are already benefitting, and they're benefits that are not tied to healthcare.gov. so madam secretary, let's clarify what's working despite healthcare.gov. is it correct to say that many of the improvements that the aca makes to employer coverage and to medicare where the vast majority of americans receive their coverage are not dependent on healthcare.gov? >> that's correct. >> so the delays and problems with healthcare.gov do not affect the millions of individuals thanks to the aca who no longer have to worry about lifetime monetary caps on their coverage that previously seventh them to bankruptcy? >> that's absolutely true. i think the quote that the president was quoted recently saying, if you have health care, you can -- you don't have to sign up for the new marketplace, was referring to the large portion, the 95% of insured americans whose plans are solid, stay in place, and move forward. >> i understand the frustration with the website. what i don't understand is why people are not similarly outraged by the lack of medicaid coverage in many of our states. do you
the trouble-plagued healthcare website. as cbs news' susan mcginnis reports, a top white house official faces some tough questions. >>> reporter: health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius will be in the hot seat today testifying in front of a house committee about problems with healthcare.gov. >> the president should ask the secretary of health and human services kathleen sebelius to resign her position because of the disastrous rollout of obamacare. >> reporter: in prepared testimony, secretary sebelius blamed contractors hired to build the website for the centers for medicare and medicaid services or cms. she says unfortunately a subset of those contracts for healthcare.gov have not met expectations. >> do you swear that the testimony you are -- >> reporter: but in testimony last week, those contractors said the real problem was with cms, which demanded last-minute changes and did not allow enough time to fully test the website. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> reporter: ed head of cms says fixes since the launch have improv
. >> kathleen sebelius faced tough questions over healthcare.gov , the glitchy website where millions of americans are supposed to buy coverage. they spent $118 million on the site and $56 million more on it support yet the system does not know how to give an accurate price for healthcare. while president obama is in boston promoting the system and doing damage control. the president obama spot at nathaniel hall where it all started seven years ago, mitt romney signed the massachusetts health reform law which the obamacare is modeled after. >>> signing up 3 million young healthy people in the first year. that group of people is so important that the government has recruited hollywood heavyweights to lure them in with videos. >> seduced by one side. >> my company's healthcare, it doesn't cover mammograms. >> the aca covers preventive care for women's health. >> scared by the other. >> take your pants off. >> the online site to attract obamacare's most crucial buyers, the young and healthy like these filmmakers in los angeles. >> i think people in our age group are more concerned with t
, the healthcare.gov system was down. and it stayed down for the duration of the hearing. sebelius did offer an apology, and she told the committee to hold her accountable for the obama care failure. while insisting that the president did not lie when he repeatedly told americans they could keep their health care insurance if they liked it. but when pressed on whether the president was ultimately responsible for the law's failures, she got visibly agitated, tersely saying, quote, whatever. yes. he is the president. fox news chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel on capitol hill tonight with our report. >> reporter: lou, kathleen sebelius defended the rollout of the president's health care law but said ultimately she is accountable. >> i am as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of healthcare.gov. so let me say directly to these americans, you deserve better. i apologize. >> reporter: chairman fred upton accused sebelius and others of false advertising prior to the healthcare.gov launch. >> over the months leading up to october 1 launch, the secretary and her colleag
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